A reminder to our listeners that tomorrow is Remembrance Day and we encourage those who can, to visit their local cenotaph and take in any ceremonies that are being held to honour the men and women who have served and are serving our great country. If you can’t make it out Valley Heritage Radio will be broadcasting the Renfrew Remembrance Day ceremony live Saturday morning beginning at 10:45 a.m., with your hosts Jason Marshall and Gerry Bimm. Wherever you are and however you do it please pay tribute on this very special day.
A new micro-distillery is one step closer to opening in Almonte. At this week’s Mississippi Mills council meeting site plans submitted by Liquor Labs to build a distillery in the Business Park were approved. The owners of the new distillery were on-hand to answer questions about the distilling process and how they are working with the University of Ottawa to ensure that any by-product is safe to the environment.
Still with Mississippi Mills council, councillors opted to redesign the existing Welcome to Mississippi Mills entrance signs to include larger fonts and the names of the three wards. The aim is to have the new signs installed in 2018. And a main priority for the Municipality has been to finalize an updated Community Official Plan. Next steps include a special council meeting on November 14th at 5 p.m. to discuss the Natural Heritage Systems. There will also be an Open House on December 14th at 6 p.m.
Police want to remind you that thieves will often pick an easy target such as an unlocked vehicle when trying to steal things. Or they’ll look for valuables in the back of a pick-up truck. The OPP ask you to make your property harder to steal by removing valuables from your vehicle and locking your vehicle anytime you walk away from it. Recently a number of tools and a gas can were taken from the bed of a pick-up truck parked at Arnprior District High School and a chainsaw was plucked from the back of another truck in the Renfrew area. Also cash was stolen from two unlocked vehicles in overnight in Cobden and vehicle documents sunglasses and a cell phone power cord were lifted from the glove box of an unlocked car in Arnprior overnight. Police say … lock it, or lose it.
With cold and flu season upon us the Renfrew County & District Health Unit is once again offering their annual flu shot clinics. Next week there will be a Wednesday clinic at the Arnprior Legion from 3 to 6 p.m and another on Thursday in Petawawa at the Legion from 3 to 6 o’clock. No appointments are necessary. Clinics will continue around the Valley throughout the month. For more information or to find out when the flu clinic closest to you is happening … visit www.rcdhu.com or call the Health Info Line at 613-735-8666.
There’s a blood donor clinic at Garrison Petawawa. If you’re interested, you can roll up your sleeve on Tuesday, November 14th … from 1 to 4 … and again from 5:30 to 7:30. Canadian Blood Services officials say there is an urgent need for donations. Drop-ins are always accepted … but you are encouraged to make an appointment by visiting www.blood.ca … or calling 1-888-2-DONATE.
AND IN SPORTS …
The Arnprior District High School Rapids are the County basketball champs after beating RCI in back-to-back games in the finals. ADHS clinched the title Thursday afternoon with a 65-22 win … after a 75-34 victory in the opener on Wednesday. Arnprior will now host the Eastern Ontario AA championships next Thursday and Friday while Renfrew will represent the region at the single-A tournament. On the junior side Opeongo was crowed County champs with two wins against ADHS. Both will move on to the Eastern Ontario tournaments with Opeongo in A … and Arnprior in double-A.
Still with high school sports … the boys’ county volleyball champions have been crowned with Mackenzie capturing the senior title and Bishop Smith winning in junior.
On the ice this weekend, the CCHL-leading Carleton Place Canadians have a pair of home games as they host Nepean tonight at 7:45 and on Sunday afternoon Kanata comes to town for a 3 o’clock puck drop. And the Pembroke Lumber Kings have a pair of weekend games on the road tonight in Navan and home on Sunday against Rockland. That one goes at 7 o’clock at the PMC.
And in the CCHL-2 the Renfrew Timberwolves return to the ice for their first game since the tragic crash late last month that claimed the life of two of their players and left two others in hospital. They are at home tonight hosting Alexandria at 8 o’clock in what should be an emotional night at the Ma-te-way Activity Centre. Elsewhere on the schedule Arnprior hosts Brockville tonight at 8 and are on the road Saturday night in Athens. Ottawa West is in Cobden Saturday night to play the Whitewater Kings at 7 and wrap up their weekend on the road in Casselman for a Sunday afternoon contest.